Where: United Center
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 8:00 pm ET
We have a non-conference NBA matchup to consider when the New Orleans Pelicans meet the Chicago Bulls for game two of their two-game season series. The Pelicans are 20-31 this season and enter this matchup hoping to end a two-game winning streak. The Bulls are 19-33 this season and is hoping to end a three-game losing streak when they host New Orleans.
Pelicans Two Game Losing StreakThe Pelicans have won three of their last five games and are 19 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the top spot in the Western Conference. Thursday marks game one of a two-game road trip and is 10-15 as the away team. New Orleans has won three of its last five road games and is currently the twelfth seed in the Western Conference and 5.5 behind eighth seed Memphis.
New Orleans scores 114.9 points while allowing 117.2 points per game and is shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 37 percent from downtown and 73.5 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Pelicans have six players scoring in double figures and are led by forward Brandon Ingram. Ingram scores an average of 25.1 points per game with 6.5 caroms and 4.2 assists per game. Ingram drains 40 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 32 points with seven rebounds in the Pelicans home loss to Milwaukee.
Bulls Three Game Losing StreakThe Bulls have lost three of their last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Chicago would be the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference and miss the playoffs by four games. Thursday marks game one of a one-game homestand followed by a two-game road trip and the Bulls are 11-15 at the United Center this season.
Chicago scores 105.9 points while allowing 108.7 points per game and is shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from downtown and 76.6 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Bulls have six players scoring in double figures and are led by guard Zach LaVine. LaVine scores an average of 24.9 points per game with 4.9 caroms and 4.1 assists per game. LaVine drains 37.6 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 18 points with seven rebounds and seven assists in the Bulls road loss to Toronto.